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Bonefish & Tarpon Trust News

A dead tarpon during a red tide event on Florida’s west coast. Photo: Capt. Tommy Locke It wasn’t that long ago that such a statement would have been considered overblown and alarmist. But the terrible red tide devastating Tampa Bay is only the latest in a long line of media headlines. In fact, bad water […]

Photo: Justin Lewis The International Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Science Symposium and Flats Expo was created to bring together internationally recognized marine scientists, resource managers, fishing guides, anglers, and educators to share information and learn from one another in order to advance flat fishery conservation. The mix of attendees and diversity of presentations and expert […]

Blue Bonefish Lodge, located on the southern end of Ambergris Caye, Belize, has become a Gold Sponsor of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT), supporting BTT’s work to conserve the region’s flats fishery. Located only 4 miles south of San Pedro, Blue Bonefish Lodge is a hub for anglers in search of a picturesque spot to […]

The conservation of coastal habitats has never been more important to Florida and other coastal states seeking to build climate resilience. Bonefish & Tarpon Trust commends the Biden Administration for including a significant funding increase for NOAA’s National Coastal Resilience Fund (NCRF) in the President’s FY22 budget request. The proposed $68 million represents a doubling […]

Captain Travis Holeman Captain Travis Holeman, a strong supporter of BTT’s Project Permit, passed away on May 18, 2021, just shy of his 46th birthday. Travis was one of the first champions of Project Permit at the project’s inception in 2015. Travis’ contributions to the project included freely sharing his extensive knowledge of permit from his […]

Business leaders Evan Carruthers and Ambrose Monell have joined the Board of Directors of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, along with renowned Florida Keys fishing guide Captain Rick Ruoff. “We are honored to welcome Evan, Ambrose, and Rick to the Board of Directors,” said Jim McDuffie, BTT President and CEO. “We will benefit greatly from their […]

Leigh H. Perkins. Photo courtesy of Orvis. Leigh H. Perkins, a long-time friend of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust and the 2016 recipient of BTT’s Lefty Kreh Award for Lifetime Achievement in Conservation, passed away at the age of 93 on May 7, 2021, in Monticello, Florida. Perkins purchased The Orvis Company in 1965 and over […]

Vice President of Conservation and Public Policy Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is recruiting an innovative, forward-looking individual to serve as the Vice President of Conservation and Public Policy About Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Bonefish & Tarpon Trust was founded 1997 with the mission to conserve bonefish, tarpon and permit—the species, their […]

In The Last Wild Road, New York Times best-selling author and BTT Journal contributor T. Edward Nickens collects more than 20 years of reporting for Field & Stream magazine in a raucous, gripping, sometimes terrifying, often hilarious, and deeply meditative journey through the heart of the outdoors in the modern world. The book is a road trip […]

A dart-tagged permit in Belize. If you land one, record the tag number, date, and site name. One of the biggest challenges in conservation is determining which habitats are most important and should receive the most conservation attention. Habitat use and movements by permit in northern Belize are knowledge gaps that BTT is working with […]